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long
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 19
2. To belong; - used with to, unto, or for.
3. To a great extent in time; during a long time.
4. At a point of duration far distant, either prior or posterior; as, not long before; not long after; long before the foundation of Rome; long after the Conquest.
7. To a great extent in apace; as, a long drawn out line.
Part of Speech: noun
2. A long sound, syllable, or vowel.
3. The longest dimension; the greatest extent; - in the phrase, the long and the short of it, that is, the sum and substance of it.
4. Having a supply of stocks or goods; prepared for, or depending for a profit upon, advance in prices; as, long of cotton. Hence, the phrases: to be, or go, long of the market, to be on the long side of the market, to hold products or securities for a rise in price, esp. when bought on a margin.
Part of Speech: preposition
1. By means of; by the fault of; because of.
Part of Speech: superlative
1. Drawn out or extended in time; continued through a considerable tine, or to a great length; as, a long series of events; a long debate; a long drama; a long history; a long book.
4. Extended to any specified measure; of a specified length; as, a span long; a yard long; a mile long, that is, extended to the measure of a mile, etc.
7. Prolonged, or relatively more prolonged, in utterance; - said of vowels and syllables. See Short, a., 13, and Guide to Pronunciation, 22, 30.
Examples of usage:
  • " Yes," said he, " a long time." - "The Truants", A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason.
  • Would it take long? - "The Lost Valley", J. M. Walsh.
  • But it has been here a long, long time. - "Tabitha's Vacation", Ruth Alberta Brown.
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